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authorJ. Bruce Fields <bfields@citi.umich.edu>2007-01-08 00:25:35 (GMT)
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Documentation: clarify definition of "reachable"
Clarify definition of "reachable" (what chain?) Signed-off-by: "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@citi.umich.edu> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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local head, the push fails.
reachable::
- An object is reachable from a ref/commit/tree/tag, if there is a
- chain leading from the latter to the former.
+ All of the ancestors of a given commit are said to be reachable from
+ that commit. More generally, one object is reachable from another if
+ we can reach the one from the other by a chain that follows tags to
+ whatever they tag, commits to their parents or trees, and trees to the
+ trees or blobs that they contain.
rebase::
To clean a branch by starting from the head of the main line of